Summer is officially over!! Here's what's going on in my world:
NORCAL SUMMER COSPLAY GATHERING 2018
Looking For Pics Of My Cosplay:
*KEN from Street Fighter
The long-awaited return to Coyote Point after a two-year absence. Granted, it was the "Summer" gathering even though it got pushed back all the way to the first day of Fall.
This was the first gathering where the new committee was in charge, and it was perfectly fine. Most of my time was spent taking pictures at the beach or the marina with
in her Summertime Mercy cosplay from Overwatch. Not too much else going on, which was fine because people come to Coyote Point mainly for the scenery. This officially wraps up my Summer Cosplay Season this year. But the beat goes on as usual, because two weeks later came...
NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2018
Looking For Pics Of My Cosplays:
*CASUAL VANITAS from Kingdom Hearts
*OROCHI CHRIS from King Of Fighters '97 and 2002
*NICK FURY from the MCU
My 5TH TIME in 7 years! Didn't really attend any cosplay meetups (DC and Naruto seemed like the only organized meetups, Marvel and everything else were just small groups hanging out and doing their own things, and Star Wars was M. I. A.) but accomplished the primary goal of getting a photo with DANIELLE FISHEL (aka TOPANGA from Boy Meets World!) And this year marked the very FIRST time I set foot inside MADISON SQUARE GARDEN for the Dragon Ball Super Movie panel on Friday night, and The Walking Dead Season 9 Premiere on Saturday night!!! Cosplays were on point as always with more Kingdom Hearts than expected, Marvel, DC, DBZ, My Hero Academia, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Overwatch, and even a PACIFIC RIM GROUP!!!
Plus the usual amounts of Naruto, Walking Dead, and random cosplaying families. Creativity on display everywhere! Saturday was especially fun, repping King Of Fighters as Orochi Chris with one half of "The Legendary Duo" as Yashiro. We even met a Tekken 7 Geese Howard!!! And taking pictures of
's Luffy outside a ONE PIECE THEMED RESTAURANT down the street from the con!!! And then came Sunday...everyone...EVERYONE KNEW WHO NICK FURY WAS ON SUNDAY. Even little kids on the street were pointing at saying "Nick Fury!" or "Marvel!" Plus getting photos from comic, MCU and Fox Marvel cosplayers because it's NICK FURY! XD
It was TOPANGA-CON, MADISON-SQUARE-GARDEN-CON, KING-OF-FIGHTERS-CON, VANITAS-CON, OROCHI-CON, NICK-FURY-CON, LUFFY-CON, KAIJU-CON, WALKING-DEAD-CON, MAD-FANTASY-CON, RHYTHMIC-HALLUCINATION-CON and GOKU-CON. Glad to see everyone that I could.
J. Ryoga Will Return.
The next couple of months are going to be spent dealing with the MASSIVE backlog of cosplay photos along with the usual commissions and other projects. R-Legend's Work Is Never Done, LOL.
WELCOME TO ALL MY NEW WATCHERS! Cosplay is my extravagent hobby. Love cosplaying and love taking cosplay photos. I'm always looking for the perfect shot. It's the way I appreciate and remember everything that I've liked over the years. I have over 100 cosplays now and even more ideas on the way. I'm a highly creative individual. I can be inspired by almost anything at anytime. I travel to pretty much any convention or gathering I feel like going to in the U. S. You never know when or where I'll show up next.
WHAT EXACTLY IS "R-LEGEND?"
People have realized that I'm about more than just cosplay and ask "Why is Ryoga fighting all these random people?" So here's a little bit of info about some of the artworks I commission for the "R-LEGEND" section of my gallery:
R-LEGEND is the story of J. Ryoga, a young man who founds a martial arts/military/superhero organization destined to wage war against the forces of evil in the universe. Through the course of his life, he encounters many friends, battles countless enemies, and even raises a family to carry on once his part in the story ends. After much consideration and debate, "RWO" itself is an acronym for an ancient alien phrase loosely meaning "Army of Light." Originally, Ranma 1/2 characters were the main focus of the story, but over time it grew into what can only be described as the "ultimate crossover action fanfic." So in addition to cosplay photos and random character art, I also upload images and artwork from the "R-Legend" story in the "R-Legend" folder of my gallery. Some characters you may recognize, and others you may need to Google to learn more about.
R-LEGEND was originally an online club I started back in college. First, we were an America Online chatroom roleplay group called "RWO," then we grew to become an online club devoted to creating a massive crossover fanfiction story based on various video games, anime, cartoons, comics, sci-fi series, fantasy series, spontaneous events that took place in AOL chatrooms, and the creative ideas that my friends have pitched to me over the years. The group's name changed from "RWO" to "R-Legend" because in essence, the story is "our legend."
What is all this leading to? I'm not at liberty to go into too many details right now but stay tuned.
Things are becoming clearer over time.
ATTACK OF THE COMMISSIONS! or "MAKE IT SO, NUMBER ONE."
The commission train keeps on rolling! Seeing my favorite pairings drawn is like watching my favorite sports team win the World Series or Super Bowl or Champions League. An exhilarating rush like no other! I've got a ton more ideas and with the help of VERY TALENTED ARTISTS all over DA, I will "Make Them So."
COMING SOON (or later, depending on artist workload & schedule)
J. Ryoga vs. Kilmarnock
J. Ryoga vs. Big Fire
Shampoo vs. Wartech
Nam & Rensu vs. Ash & Gotenks
Kensei vs. Emperor Dornkirk
Caliber vs. Matrix Agents
Konan vs. Agent Smith
Nam and Morrigan
Lexi and Duo
Rensu and Haruka Minato
Kasumi and Captain Ender
Ash and ???
Gotenks and ???
Lee Chao Lan and Temari
Matthew Hibiki and Saeko
THE FIFTH ANNUAL R-LEGEND WAIFU AWARDS
Announcing my official "Waifu" list. New award winners can be announced at any time. If you cosplay this character, there is a 90% chance I will take photos with you at a convention.
High School Crush Waifu: Android 18
Obscure RPG Waifu: Rummy from Ephemeral Fantasia
Morty's Waifu: Jacqueline from Rick & Morty
Waifu Next Door: Jackie Lynn Thomas from Star vs. The Forces Of Evil
Canon Waifu: Hinata Hyuuga from Naruto Shippuden
"Lovely" Waifus Group Award: Namine, Xion and Kairi from Kingdom Hearts
Savage Waifu: Savage Starfire from Teen Titans Go
Racing Queen Waifu: Rei Ayanami from Evangelion
Police Waifu: Officer Panty
Patrol Waifu: Officer Stocking
TITAN WAIFU: Annie Leonhardt/Female Titan
GANTZ Waifu: Kei Kishimoto
Guild Waifu: Lucy Heartfilia
Fairy Waifu: Leafa from Sword Art Online
Elf Waifu: Pirotess from Record of Lodoss Wars
Random Villager Waifu: The Healing Lady from Zelda II
Survival Horror Waifu: Saeko from High School of the Dead
Street Fighter Waifu: Cammy
"S-Rank" Ninja Waifu: Samui
Ninja Vice Waifu: Mai Shiranui
Pirate/Princess Waifu: Tetra from Legend of Zelda
Superhero Waifu: Power Girl
Mutant Waifu: Psylocke
Mutant Vice Waifu: Emma Frost
Original Waifu: Shampoo from Ranma 1/2
OC Waifu: Honey Bee
Lifetime Achievement Waifu: Gadget from Rescue Rangers
Lifetime Achievement Waifu: Roxanne from A Goofy Movie
A quick reminder that in most cases I WILL ONLY ACCEPT INVITATIONS TO GROUPS WITH 100 MEMBERS OR MORE. There are very rare exceptions, but for the most part I want to expose my gallery to the widest audience possible, and can't do that by joining groups that are tiny, fly-by-night, or here-today-gone-tomorrow. Gotta prove that you're for real, and that you're in it for the long haul.
My Blogspot has reached 10,000 page views!!! Thank you very much!!!
(Big Grin) As always, it will be updated completely at random with artwork that I commission from other great artists. Including uncensored works that are "too hot" for the haters. Note me if you don't know the link.
That's all for now. More news as it develops.
I'm J. Ryoga, and you've just been Fed.